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Product Information

A PRODUCT OF THE VALVOLINE COMPANY

A DIVISION OF ASHLAND INC.

TECTYL 400 C
Description
TECTYL 400 C is a solvent cutback, wax base, corrosion preventive compound.
TECTYL 400 C is designed to protect metal surfaces against corrosion in long-term indoor or
short-term outdoor exposure and during domestic and overseas shipment.
TECTYL 400 C cures to a dark amber colored, waxy, transparent, firm film.
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Typical Properties
Flashpoint; PMCC
Specific Gravity @ 60F
Recommended Dry Film Thickness
Theoretical Coverage @ Avg. Recommended DFT
Non Volatile
Viscosity; DIN (53 211) Cup No. 4 @ 20C

40
0.86
25
16.3
47
23

C
kg/ltr
microns
m/l
weight %
seconds

Dry to Touch Time @ 25C


Cure Time @ 25C

1
24

hours
hours

Volatile Organic Content (VOC) (ASTM D-3960)

453

g/l

192+

hours

500+

hours

(at time of manufacture)

Accelerated Corrosion Tests:


@ Avg. Recommended DFT

Salt Spray; 5 % NaCl @ 35C; DIN 50 021 (ASTM B-117)


(DIN 1623 Steel Panels)

Humidity; 100 % RH; @ 40C; DIN 50 017-KK


(DIN 1623 Steel Panels)

This information only applies to products manufactured in the following location(s): Europe
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27-09-1999
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Code:
TECTYL 400 C.DOC

The information contained herein is correct to the best of our knowledge. The recommendations or suggestions contained in this bulletin are made without
guarantee or representation as to results. We suggest that you evaluate these recommendations and suggestions in your own laboratory prior to use. Our
responsibility for claims arising from breach of warranty, negligence or otherwise is limited to the purchase price of the material. Freedom to use any
patent owned by Ashland or others is not to be inferred from any statement contained herein.

Product Information
A PRODUCT OF THE VALVOLINE COMPANY

A DIVISION OF ASHLAND INC.

TECTYL 400 C
Surface Preparation:
The maximum performance of TECTYL 400 C can be achieved only when the metal surfaces to be
protected are clean, dry and free of rust, oil and mill scale. Valvoline recommends that the metal
substrate temperature be 10-35 C at the time of product application.
Application:
TECTYL 400 C is formulated to be used as supplied. Ensure uniform consistency prior to use.
Continued stirring is generally not required. If the product thickens due to cold storage or loss of
solvent during use, contact Valvoline. DO NOT THIN TECTYL 400 C. Incorrect thinning will affect film
build, dry time and product performance. Valvoline recommends that the ambient and product
temperature be 10-35 C at the time of product application. TECTYL 400 C can be applied by airless
spray or dipping.
Removal:
TECTYL 400 C can be removed with mineral spirits or any similar petroleum solvent, hot alkaline wash
or low pressure steam.
Storage:
TECTYL 400 C should be stored at temperatures between 10-35 C. Mild agitation is recommended
prior to use. Due to its composition TECTYL 400 C can be subject to postproduction viscosity changes
during storage.
Under proper storage conditions TECTYL 400 C can have a shelf life of 3 years minimum.
Caution:
Adequate ventilation is required for cure and to ensure against formation of combustible liquid. THE
PARTIALLY CURED FILM SHOULD NOT BE EXPOSED TO IGNITION SOURCES SUCH AS
FLARES, FLAMES, SPARKS, EXCESSIVE HEAT OR TORCHES. Refer to Valvolines Material Safety
Data Sheet for additional handling and first aid information.
Note:
The addition of any product over or under this coating is not recommended. The use of additional
coatings could result in chemical incompatibility, thus affecting the performance of this coating as
stated in the Typical Properties section. If a primer, other than a Valvoline recommended product is
required, written authorization must be obtained from Valvoline.

This information only applies to products manufactured in the following location(s): Europe
Effective Date:
Replaces:
Author's Initials:
Pages
2/2
8-Aug-06
27-09-1999
JAvM

Code:
TECTYL 400 C.DOC

The information contained herein is correct to the best of our knowledge. The recommendations or suggestions contained in this bulletin are made without
guarantee or representation as to results. We suggest that you evaluate these recommendations and suggestions in your own laboratory prior to use. Our
responsibility for claims arising from breach of warranty, negligence or otherwise is limited to the purchase price of the material. Freedom to use any
patent owned by Ashland or others is not to be inferred from any statement contained herein.